Sunday, January 17, 2010

Winter Blossoms

Several years ago I purchased a boxed amaryllis. It was on clearance after the Christmas holiday. No big surprise that I can't resist the opportunity to grow anything during the winter. So I took it home. Potted it up. Waited and watched. Perhaps one of the best $4 garden purchases I have made. Every summer I let it dry out a bit in a cool, shaded area and it goes dormant. Near the end of summer I start to water it again and let it sit in a sunny window. For the last 3 or 4 years I have been fortunate enough for it bloom at just the right time. Right when it seems like Spring will never arrive. It's a lovely preview of the beautiful blossoms to come in just a few months.

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